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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783109/anti-inflammatory-potential-of-alginic-acid-from-sargassum-horneri-against-urban-aerosol-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-keratinocytes-and-macrophages
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I P Shanura Fernando, Thilina U Jayawardena, K K Asanka Sanjeewa, Lei Wang, You-Jin Jeon, Won Woo Lee
The airborne particulate pollutants originating in the deserts of Mongolia and China which becomes contaminated with industrial effluents and traffic emissions while moving with the wind currents towards East Asia has recently become a serious environmental and health issue in the region. They cause asthma, collateral lung tissue damage, oxidative stress, allergic reactions, and inflammation. The current study was undertaken to evaluate the protective effects of alginate extracted from the invasive alga Sargassum horneri (SHA) against fine dust collected from Beijing, China (Chinese fine dust; CFD)...
May 18, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782847/optogenetic-induction-of-colonic-motility-in-mice
#2
Timothy J Hibberd, Jing Feng, Jialie Luo, Pu Yang, Vijay K Samineni, Robert W Gereau, Nigel Kelley, Hongzhen Hu, Nick J Spencer
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Strategies are needed to increase gastrointestinal transit without systemic pharmacologic agents. We investigated whether optogenetics, focal application of light to control enteric nervous system excitability, could be used to evoke propagating contractions and increase colonic transit in mice. METHODS: We generated transgenic mice with Cre-mediated expression of light-sensitive channelrhodopsin-2 (CHR2) in calretinin neurons (CAL-ChR2 Cre+ mice); Cre- littermates served as controls...
May 18, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782523/spatial-abundance-models-and-seasonal-distribution-for-guanaco-lama-guanicoe-in-central-tierra-del-fuego-argentina
#3
Celina E Flores, Guillermo Deferrari, Leonardo Collado, Julio Escobar, Adrián Schiavini
Spatially explicit modelling allows to estimate population abundance and predict species' distribution in relation to environmental factors. Abiotic factors are the main determinants of a herbivore´s response to environmental heterogeneity on large spatiotemporal scales. We assessed the influence of elevation, geographic location and distance to the coast on the seasonal abundance and distribution of guanaco (Lama guanicoe) in central Tierra del Fuego, by means of spatially explicit modelling. The estimated abundance was 23,690 individuals for the non-breeding season and 33,928 individuals for the breeding season...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782447/keep-moving-forward
#4
Mickey Haryanto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782325/early-emotional-attention-is-impacted-in-alzheimer-s-disease-an-eye-tracking-study
#5
Jessica Bourgin, Nathalie Guyader, Alan Chauvin, Alexandra Juphard, Mathilde Sauvée, Olivier Moreaud, Laetitia Silvert, Pascal Hot
Emotional deficits have been repetitively reported in Alzheimer's disease (AD) without clearly identifying how emotional processing is impaired in this pathology. This paper describes an investigation of early emotional processing, as measured by the effects of emotional visual stimuli on a saccadic task involving both pro (PS) and anti (AS) saccades. Sixteen patients with AD and 25 age-matched healthy controls were eye-tracked while they had to quickly move their gaze toward a positive, negative, or neutral image presented on a computer screen (in the PS condition) or away from the image (in the AS condition)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782309/in-memoriam-assistant-professor-kre%C3%A5-imir-kostovi%C3%A4-md-phd-16-october-1969-15-october-2017
#6
Branka Marinović
On a Sunday afternoon almost six months ago, we were deeply moved by the news that our Krešimir is no longer with us. The sad news spread from Sarajevo with the speed only most horrible and saddest news can achieve. And everybody who was reached by these news wondered whether it was possible and whether it was true. Because our professor Kostović left us a day before his 48th birthday. Krešimir Kostović was born on the 16th October 1969 in Zagreb, where he completed primary and secondary education. He enrolled at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in 1988, and got his medical degree in 1995...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781892/evidence-for-the-perception-of-time-distortion-during-episodes-of-alice-in-wonderland-syndrome
#7
Yu Jia, Ying Miao
Alice in Wonderland syndrome (AIWS) is a rare perceptual disorder associated with sensation of one or several visual and/or auditory perceptual distortions including size of body parts, size of external objects, or passage of time (either speeding up or slowing down). Cause for AIWS is yet to be widely agreed, and the implications are widely varied. One of the research difficulties is the brevity of each episode, typically not exceeding few tens of minutes. This article presents a male adult in late 20s who has apparently experienced AIWS episodes since childhood, and infection has been ruled out...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781859/nonoperating-room-anesthesia-for-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-procedures
#8
Otto S Lin, Wade Weigel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To assess the trends in nonoperating room anesthesia (NORA) for gastrointestinal endoscopy over the past few years, and to describe alternative methods of delivering propofol sedation in selected low-risk patients. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of NORA for routine gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures has been rising steadily over the past decade in the United States, considerably increasing healthcare costs. Because of this, there have been attempts to develop nonanesthesiologist-administered propofol sedation methods in low-risk patients...
May 16, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781846/preperitoneal-or-subcutaneous-wound-catheters-as-alternative-for-epidural-analgesia-in-abdominal-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Timothy H Mungroop, Marinde J Bond, Philipp Lirk, Olivier R Busch, Markus W Hollmann, Denise P Veelo, Marc G Besselink
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the location of wound catheters (ie, preperitoneal vs. subcutaneous) impacts outcomes, when compared with alternatives such as epidural analgesia. BACKGROUND: Continuous wound infiltration is an alternative for epidural analgesia in abdominal surgery but studies have shown conflicting results. This difference could be explained by different efficacy of preperitoneal versus subcutaneous placement of the infiltrative catheters. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses guidelines until April 3, 2017...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781716/determining-typical-smartphone-usage-what-data-do-we-need
#10
Thomas D W Wilcockson, David A Ellis, Heather Shaw
Problematic smartphone use is an emerging issue in behavioral addiction research. At the same time, measuring smartphone use with mobile apps has become increasingly common. However, understanding how much data are necessary requires careful consideration if the field is to move forward. Here, we examine how much time should be spent measuring mobile phone operation to reliably infer general patterns of usage and repetitive checking behaviors. In a second analysis, we consider whether a self-report measure of problematic smartphone use is associated with real-time patterns of use...
May 21, 2018: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781712/me-and-you-in-caregivinghood-dyadic-resistance-resources-and-deficits-out-of-the-informal-caregiver-s-perspective
#11
Mia M T Wennerberg, Solveig M Lundgren, Monica Eriksson, Ella Danielson
OBJECTIVE: To present Specific and Generalized Resistance Resources (SRRs/GRRs) and Deficits (SRDs/GRDs) described by 32 informal caregivers as originating from themselves and their older adult carerecipients as dyads. METHOD: Salutogenic interviewing was used to assemble data from caregivers. A theory-driven, memo-guided and comparative analysis using within- and across- case analysis was applied to unravel resources and deficits influencing the outcomes when they managed tension associated with caregiving...
May 21, 2018: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781620/nonadiabatic-quantum-dynamics-with-frozen-width-gaussians
#12
Loic Joubert-Doriol, Artur F Izmaylov
We review techniques for simulating fully quantum nonadiabatic dynamics using the frozen-width moving Gaussian basis functions to represent the nuclear wavefunction. A choice of these basis functions is primarily motivated by the idea of the on-the-fly dynamics that will involve electronic structure calculations done locally in the vicinity of each Gaussian center and thus avoiding "curse of dimensionality'' appearing in large systems. For quantum dynamics involving multiple electronic states there are several aspects that need to be addressed...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781579/poverty-neighborhoods-persistent-stress-and-sle-outcomes-a-qualitative-study-of-the-patients-perspective
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Edward Yelin, Laura Trupin, Jared Bunde, Jinoos Yazdany
OBJECTIVE: To obtain the perspective of individuals with SLE about the role of poverty, neighborhood, and chronic stress in SLE outcomes. METHODS: 723 persons with SLE were followed from 2003-2015 through annual structured interviews as part of the Lupus Outcomes Study to establish the effect of combinations of poverty, persistent poverty, living in an area of concentrated poverty, access to health care, and chronic stress on accumulated damage. We sampled 28 from the 723 on the basis of household income, geography, and outcomes in their last interview, and administered qualitative interviews to explore their perspectives on these factors on outcomes...
May 21, 2018: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781412/imported-cases-and-minimum-temperature-drive-dengue-transmission-in-guangzhou-china-evidence-from-arimax-model
#14
Q L Jing, Q Cheng, J M Marshall, W B Hu, Z C Yang, J H Lu
Dengue is the fastest spreading mosquito-transmitted disease in the world. In China, Guangzhou City is believed to be the most important epicenter of dengue outbreaks although the transmission patterns are still poorly understood. We developed an autoregressive integrated moving average model incorporating external regressors to examine the association between the monthly number of locally acquired dengue infections and imported cases, mosquito densities, temperature and precipitation in Guangzhou. In multivariate analysis, imported cases and minimum temperature (both at lag 0) were both associated with the number of locally acquired infections (P < 0...
May 21, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781340/graphene-oxide-enhances-alginate-encapsulated-cells-viability-and-functionality-while-not-affecting-the-foreign-body-response
#15
Jesús Ciriza, Laura Saenz Del Burgo, Haritz Gurruchaga, Francesc E Borras, Marcella Franquesa, Gorka Orive, Rosa Maria Hernández, José Luis Pedraz
The combination of protein-coated graphene oxide (GO) and microencapsulation technology has moved a step forward in the challenge of improving long-term alginate encapsulated cell survival and sustainable therapeutic protein release, bringing closer its translation from bench to the clinic. Although this new approach in cell microencapsulation represents a great promise for long-term drug delivery, previous studies have been performed only with encapsulated murine C2 C12 myoblasts genetically engineered to secrete murine erythropoietin (C2 C12 -EPO) within 160 µm diameter hybrid alginate protein-coated GO microcapsules implanted into syngeneic mice...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781232/predictors-of-outcomes-in-managing-breast-abscesses-a-large-retrospective-single-center-analysis
#16
Miriam David, Priyanka Handa, Maria Castaldi
We have retrospectively examined a wide range of clinical characteristics, sonographic features, microbiology, and antibiotic regimens in patients with breast abscesses to seek predictive features related to outcome. Because consensus for optimal treatment of breast abscesses has moved toward minimally invasive management using single or repeated needle aspiration (ASP) coupled with adjuvant antibiotics, we assessed whether any factors correlate with the need for repeat procedures by analyzing the number of ASPs and/or surgical incision and drainage (I&D) per abscess...
May 20, 2018: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781231/the-combination-of-three-autoantibodies-acpa-rf-and-anti-carp-antibodies-is-highly-specific-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-implications-for-very-early-identification-of-individuals-at-risk-to-develop-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Marije K Verheul, Stefan Böhringer, Myrthe A M van Delft, Jonathan D Jones, William F C Rigby, Ryan W Gan, V Michael Holers, Jess D Edison, Kevin D Deane, Koen M J Janssen, Johanna Westra, Mikael Brink, Solbritt Rantapää-Dahlqvist, Tom W J Huizinga, Annette H M van der Helm-van Mil, Diane van der Woude, Rene E M Toes, Leendert A Trouw
OBJECTIVE: In rheumatoid arthritis(RA), the autoantibodies anti-citrullinated protein antibodies(ACPA) and rheumatoid factor(RF) are commonly used to aid RA diagnosis. Although these autoantibodies are mainly found in RA, their specificity is not optimal. It is therefore difficult to identify RA patients, especially in very early disease, based on the presence of ACPA and RF alone. Also, anti-carbamylated protein(anti-CarP) antibodies have diagnostic and prognostic value as the presence of anti-CarP antibodies associates with joint damage in RA patients and with future RA development in arthralgia patients...
May 21, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781211/examining-japanese-women-s-preferences-for-a-new-style-of-postnatal-care-facility-and-its-attributes
#18
Junyi Shen, Takako Nakashima, Izumi Karasawa, Tatsuro Furui, Kenichiro Morishige, Tatsuyoshi Saijo
Perinatal care in rural Japan is currently facing a crisis because of the lack of medical staff, especially obstetricians. In this study, a new style of postnatal care facility that combines both medical and nonmedical support is considered. Contrary to most postnatal care facilities in Japan, this new postnatal care facility accepts a puerperant from the cooperating maternity facility soon after birth (≤2 days). We conducted a hypothetical choice experiment to investigate whether this new postnatal care facility could be accepted by women in Gero City, Hida, Gifu Prefecture and how these women evaluate different kinds of postnatal care services...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781113/moving-toward-a-more-rational-evidence-based-approach-to-psa-screening-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-prostate-cancer
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Christopher P Filson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 21, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780999/iphone-imaged-and-cell-powered-electrophoresis-titration-chip-for-the-alkaline-phosphatase-assay-in-serum-by-the-moving-reaction-boundary
#20
Xin-Yu Cao, Fan-Zhi Kong, Qiang Zhang, Wei-Wen Liu, Xiao-Ping Liu, Guo-Qing Li, Ran Zhong, Liu-Yin Fan, Hua Xiao, Cheng-Xi Cao
As a vital enzyme, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) has great clinical significance in diagnoses of bone or liver cancer, bone metastases, rickets, and extrahepatic biliary obstruction. However, there is still no really portable chip for the ALP assay in blood. Herein, a simple electrophoresis titration (ET) model was developed for ALP detection via a moving reaction boundary (MRB). In the model, ALP catalyzed the dephosphorylation of a 4-methylumbelliferyl phosphate disodium salt (4-MUP) substrate in the cathode well to 4-methylumbelliferone ([4-MU]-) with a negative charge and blue fluorescence under UV excitation...
May 21, 2018: Lab on a Chip
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